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NCJ Number: 31805 Find in a Library
Title: MARGINAL NOTES ON A FIVE-YEAR EXPERIMENT IN THE 'DE SPRANG' DETENTION HOME FOR JUVENILES - NETHERLANDS
Journal: BALANS  Volume:6  Issue:8  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1975)  Pages:1-5
Author(s): G JONGKIND
Corporate Author: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
Netherlands
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Netherlands Ministerie Van Justice
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Format: Article
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: THE STARTING POINT FOR RUNNING THIS MODEL DUTCH HOUSE OF DETENTION IS AN EFFORT TO EXPAND FROM WHAT HAD BEEN PRIMARILY A CELLULAR SYSTEM TO ONE THAT MAKES LIMITED COMMUNITY LIFE THE RULE AND ISOLATION THE EXCEPTION.
Abstract: THERE ARE TEAMS OF GUARDS, EACH WITH A SENIOR GUARD AS TEAM LEADER, AND TEAMS OF GROUP LEADERS WITH BLOCK CHIEFS AS TEAM LEADERS. EACH TEAM HAS CONSIDERABLE INDEPENDENT RESPONSIBILITY, AND FREQUENT DISCUSSIONS ARE HELD OF THE TEAMS' WORK. AN EFFORT IS MADE TO GIVE TEAM MEMBERS AN INSIGHT INTO THE TREATMENT OF THE YOUTHFUL INMATES, THE ORGANIZATION OF THE WORK, THE DISTRIBUTION OF DUTIES AND THE WORK OF FUNCTIONING TOGETHER. OBJECTIVES ARE THE ELIMINATION OF LONELINESS AND ALIENATION AMONG THE INMATES, THE PREVENTION OF DEHUMANIZATION, THE COMBATTING OF NEGATIVE CRIMINAL INFECTION AND THE OPERATION OF A SYSTEM OF OBSERVATION AND SELECTION. --IN DUTCH
Index Term(s): Alienation; Correctional organization; Correctional personnel; Correctional planning; Detention; Inmates; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Management; Netherlands
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